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VCI member orgs plan verifiable COVID-19 vaccine credentials next month

The 300-plus members of the Vaccination Credential Initiative announced earlier this month that the verifiable, interoperable vaccination record technology they’ve been working on since January should be generally available in May. WHY IT MATTERS“Effective vaccination credentials – don’t call them vaccine passports – depend on an equitable and privacy-preserving approach to verifiable data sharing –… Read More »

Where Is Ajay Chowdhury, Charles Sobhraj’s Accomplice in Netflix’s The Serpent, Now?

Netflix’s The Serpent depicts the horrifying true crimes committed—in some capacity—by Charles Sobhraj (“Alain”), Marie‐Andrée Leclerc (“Monique”), and Ajay Chowdhury. Lead by Sobhraj, the group befriended, poisoned, stole from, impersonated, and killed at least a dozen western tourists traveling through Thailand, India, and Nepal in the 1970s. Of the group, Ajay—consistently referred to by his… Read More »

What physicians should know before they’re interviewed by the media [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | April 9, 2021 “Lights, camera, action! You get a call from your hospital’s public relations office asking you to speak to the local news. Even though this isn’t your first time, your heart is pounding, with a mix of nerves and excitement. You start doubting whether you have… Read More »

Biden’s expansion of Obamacare already a benefit to Black Americans

Health Politics Loading the player… Black sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — have seen a noticeable jump in enrollment numbers during a special open enrollment period created through President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Of those who have reported their race during enrollment, 17% are Black/African-American, Ambassador Susan Rice,… Read More »